In an interview with Sam Witwer, cinemablend.com, he discusses his vampire character, the merits of chemistry between his cast mates, and his band:
One of the things that really makes the British version of the series work is this great chemistry between the cast, and I was wondering how well do all of you guys get along?
Ridiculously well. In fact, on Sunday morning we’re all – the cast – pretty much the entire main cast and Mark Pellegrino and Sarah Allen, we’re all going to Hawaii together. So, I don’t know if that answers your question, but yes, it was an instant thing with me and Sammy and Meaghan, and also Mark and Sarah. I’ve been in a lot of casts and this was probably the one that really gelled the most. And in fact, it went so far that we had the producers take us aside on a few occasions in the early episodes and said, “Listen, we’d like you to tone back the chemistry,” where you usually get the opposite note.
You usually get someone saying, “Okay, remember you like each other and this is a funny moment,” but in our case I think our timing was a little bit too sharp for their taste. Because one of the things – I’ve only seen one episode of the British series and I stayed away from it after I enjoyed immensely because I didn’t want to get – unintentionally mimic anything Aidan Turner was doing because I thought he was wonderful.
So, but one of the things I remember is you start with those characters in the apartment and they’re bantering and they’re fun and they have all that timing, and you really started with them there. Well, what we wanted to do was show the journey of how they get to that kind of place, so it wouldn’t make sense. In fact it would feel quite sitcommy if we already had all that timing and all that – and all that banter, because no, Josh and Aidan aren’t entirely comfortable with each other and they don’t know Sally at all.
So, for realism sake, they said, “No, really we want you guys to work into this,” and around halfway through the season they kind of just said, “Okay, do – we’ll do whatever you want. Go for it. We’re – you’re entertaining us. Go.” But I think the note was absolutely right because you do want to get a sense of – especially for Aidan’s journey, a guy who was keeping so many secrets from everyone, including Sally and Josh, he couldn’t warm up too fast to these two. Read full interview here.
This is part 1 of a 2 part interview, and very in depth. If you didn’t feel for him before or didn’t think he played the vampire role as well as his UK predecessor, well by the end of reading the full interview, you may end up changing your mind. Sam Witwear is engaging as well as amusing. As Aidan on Being Human, I can say after reading that I am even more hooked than before.
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